During the Investors Meeting 2022 event Intel demoed its first engineering sample of upcoming 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU. This system was equipped with a 24 core and 32 thread processor utilizing the hybrid architecture of Performance and Efficient cores. The company confirmed that their upcoming consumer CPU will feature up to 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient Cores, which means it will offer twice as many ‘small’ cores as Alder Lake.
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Same as Intel Alder Lake, Intel Raptor Lake will utilize Intel 7 process technology. It is confirmed to be socket compatible with the LGA1700 socket. This would also confirm that Raptor Lake will support DDR4 memory.
Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake will be officially released in the second half of 2022, as AMD Ryzen 7000 series codenamed “Raphael” with Zen 4 microarchitecture to be available around the same time.